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There Was a River
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There Was a River

By Berger, Bruce

Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Univ of Arizona Pr. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0816514690 . Binding is tight, interior and edges of block are clean, gold imprint on blue cloth. Minor fading present on top of boards. Signed by author on title page. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 198 pp; Signed by Author .

$25.00

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

By Abbey, Edward

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrations by Peter Parnall. Brown cloth covered boards with white and tan lettering on spine. Very good condition, lightly worn edges. Pictorial dust jacket in very good condition, minimal wear around edges. Closed tears on front of DJ and top and bottom of spine. One of Abbey's classic works; His observations and love for the desert while working as a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Park, near the beautiful southern community of Moab, Utah. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$625.00

Yosemite - The Embattled Wilderness
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Yosemite - The Embattled Wilderness

By Runte, Alfred

Lincoln And London: Univ of Nebraska Press. Fine. 1990. Second Printing. Softcover. 0803238940 . Double signed and inscribed by author to the late Stephen J. Gould. Pictorial wraps with title in white on spine. Bookplate from previous bookseller states that this is from the library of Stephen J. Gould. Inscription on front endpaper; second signature on title page. Wraps have light shelf wear; front endpaper has light soiling, otherwise text block is clean. This book focuses on the debate over the management of the natural resources of Yosemite, addressing the balance between preservation and use. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 271 pp; Signed by Author .

$35.00

Xantus : Hungarian Naturalist in the Pioneer West
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Xantus : Hungarian Naturalist in the Pioneer West

By Madden, Henry Miller

Palo Alto, CA: Books of the West. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Red boards with gilt initial on cover and gilt title on spine. Boards have light toning, especially on edges. Gilt is bright. Binding is tight and square. Boards are slightly bowed and pages have slight ripple. Slight toning to endpapers. Gutters are partially detached. Some toning to edges of text block, but interior is clean. Cream dust jacket with black and white portrait on front. Dust jacket is lightly soiled, especially on back. Slight water stain on spine. Some tearing and loss to dust jacket, especially around edges and spine. Detailing the years Hungarian naturalist Janos Xantus spent in America, this biography provides not only a narrative of an adventurous life, but also a reference for better understanding the contemporary state of naturalism and science. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 312 pp .

$15.00

On the Mesa

By Nichols, John

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. Cloth. 0879052201 . Maroon and parchment-colored boards with copper imprint, binding tight and square, little to no wear to edges of boards, clean interior. Signed by author with location and date on first free page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is in fine condition.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$20.00

Milagro Beanfield War
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Milagro Beanfield War

By Nichols, John

New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Good. 2000. Later Printing. Quarter Cloth. 0805063749 . Pictoral wraps with chipping and creasing on edges and corner and shelfwear. Approximately one inch tear on rear upper hinge repaired with tape. Pages clean and binding tight. Inscribed by author to previous owner on half-title page. Nichols' classic novel set in northern New Mexico. ; Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape
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Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape

By Williams, Terry Tempest

New York, NY: Pantheon Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. 0679439994 . Tan colored boards. Pages clean and binding tight. Jacket protected by mylar sleeve. Not price-clipped. Signed by author and illustrator on title page. ; Book; B&W Illustrations; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; 62 pp; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$35.00

Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)
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Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)

By Williams, Terry Tempest

Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Books. New with no dust jacket. 2016. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. On June 7th, Terry Tempest Williams will release her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. As could be expected, Terry offers a deeply personal view on the twelve parks she visits, leading the reader through a journey of not only discovery, but an impassioned view of what parks are and what they should be. In conjunction with Sarah Crichton Books, Back of Beyond Books will publish a limited edition of the chapter titled Canyonlands National Park. This, the longest chapter (50 plus pages) , includes five original photographs not included in the trade edition. Printed by hand on a Vandercook Universal III letterpress on Velin D’ARCHES 100% cotton paper mouldmade in France, printed by Rob Buchert at Tryst Press in Provo Utah. Designed by David Jenney Design and bound in a silk blend by Roswell Book Bindery in Phoenix. Limited to 100 copies in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. ; B&W Illustrations; 9" x 9"; 48 pp; Signed by Author .

$325.00

Story of My Heart: My Autobiography
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Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

By Jefferies, Richard

Boston: Roberts Brothers. Good. 1883. First American Edition. Softcover. Scarce first American edition. Ex-library with old spine stickers, bookplate, and a card pocket. Blue cloth boards with gilt imprint. Soiling, sunning on spine, and rubbed corners. Binding tight. Red top edge. Endpapers have shadow marks. Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English novelist, journalist, and naturalist, and The Story of My Heart is an introspective piece on "soul-life" rather than a true autobiography. It was recently repopularized in a book by writers Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams. ; 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"; 144 pp .

$125.00

Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management
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Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management

By Ligon, J. Stokely

Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico State Game Commission. Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Green wrapsw with pictorial embossment on front wrap. Tearing to head and foot of spine and hinges, but binding intact. Light soiling to edges. Stapled binding. Ex-library with stamp and bookplates. Pages clean and lightly toned. Report of game survey in New Mexico in 1926 and 1927.; Book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 212 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Eggs of North American Birds
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Eggs of North American Birds

By Maynard, Charles Johnson

Boston, MA: DeWolfe, Fiske, and Company. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Naturalist Charles Johnson Maynard's attempt at oological classification. The author's wife hand-colored ten plates from specimens. Green cloth boards rubbed on edges, corners a bit bumped. Scarce brown paper dust jacket has large chips to edges and corners and is torn along folds. Some foxing to pages and edges of text block, a bit musty.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$350.00

This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers
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This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers

By Stegner, Wallace, ed.

Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart, Inc. Publishers. Near Fine. 1985. Hardcover. 0911797114 . Reprint of the 1955 book published to help bolster support for keeping the Green and Yampa through Dinosaur National Monument undammed. Forewords from Stegner and publisher. Very little wear to cloth boards, interior is clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Editor .

$125.00

Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign,  Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names,  References to Authors, and Places Where Found
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Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places Where Found

By Wood, William

London, UK: Richard Taylor. Very Good. 0. Second Edition. Hardcover. With: Supplement to the Index Testaceologicus and A List of the Plates of the "Index Testaceologicus," with the Lamarckian Names Adapted to the Figures in Each Plate. No date. 188pp + supplements. Over 2700 miniature hand-colored engravings were drawn from original specimens in private collections. Originally trained as a surgeon, Wood left the trade to work as a naturalist and wrote several books, this one being his most important. Full leather with gilt rules and blind stamping on both covers, a bit scuffed, edges of boards rubbed. Text is clean and free of markings, several owner and bookseller stamps and signatures to first few pages. With laid in envelope and letter from Mark Cohen of Marks & Co. Booksellers to Mary Helen Dawson dated January 30th, 1953, with additional receipt from bookseller Norman Colbeck. This copy was the gift of Mark Cohen at Marks & Co., Booksellers at 84, Charing Cross Road to Mary Helen Dawson, wife of Glen Dawson, co-owner of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles during the 1940s through the 1990s. Mary Helen was an avid shell collector. In the book 84, Charing Cross Road, the author begins a correspondence with Frank Doel, bookbuyer for the Marks & Co. bookstore in 1949 after being unable to find a US source for the British literature. The correspondence developed into a friendship, with gifts and food parcels being sent overseas to help with the shortages after WWII. The story of the Marks & Co. bookstore with the Dawsons is a nice parallel, with Glen Dawson originally visiting England in the 1930s to learn the book trade and maintaining a close relationship after. As WWII threatened, Marks & Co. sent many of their books to the US for safekeeping, with the understanding that they would be returned or sold. Dawson's was able to sell the books and send large checks back to England. The letter, handwritten on Marks & Co. stationery, attests to this friendship.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$1200.00

The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, in their Botanical,  Horticultural, and Popular Aspects
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The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

By Meehan, Thomas

Boston, MA: L. Prang and Company. Very Good. 1878. Hardcover. Very nice set of the influential horticulturist's books on native flora. Fully-collated, all plates and tissues are present. Two volumes in four books, modern half-leather rebinding. Original boards and endpapers, except for new endpapers in rear of volume 1, second series. All edges gilt. Boards are rubbed on edges, some corners a bit bumped. Interiors are clean and free of markings.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$1500.00

American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United  States: Complete Set
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American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Complete Set

By Wilson, Alexander; Ord, George

Philadelphia, PA: Bradford & Inskeep, Laval & Bradford. Very Good. 0. Hardcover. Seventy-six beautiful hand-colored plates illustrate Alexander Wilson's attempt to comprehensively catalogue the birds of the United States. Born in Scotland in 1766,Wilson apprenticed as a weaver before emigrating to the United States in 1794, where he worked a variety of jobs before settling in teaching. By 1803 Wilson, inspired by his new hobby of drawing and his associations with naturalist William Bartram, expressed interest in compiling what would become American Ornithology. In the remaining decade of his life, he traveled extensively throughout the eastern U.S., studying and sketching as well as giving sales pitches for his intended 9-volume set. He is considered the first scientific American ornithologist; John James Audobon expressly stated his intent to surpass Wilson's work. Wilson died in 1813; volumes 8 and 9 were published by his friend and supporter, naturalist George Ord. The last volume contains the remaining four plates and Ord's biography of Wilson. Collated and complete; all plates are present. Mixture of first (Vols. 1-6) and later printings (Vols. 7-9). Dates range from 1808 - 1825. Three-quarter red leather over marbled paper boards. Boards are rubbed on edges, corners bumped. Pages quite clean except for some occasional spotting and offsetting near plates. Plates have light to moderate foxing, tissue guards show offsetting from plates. Gilt on spines rubbed, some nicks and dents. Each volume has a small bookplate from a previous owner on the front endpaper. Bindings have been professionally restored and hinges strengthened. Occasional small <2" tears on edges of pages; larger tears are noted in individual descriptions of volumes: Vol. 1 158pp ~5"x1" open tear to page 41, closed tear page 43. Pages 59-64 have several significant tears that run nearly the width of the page. Vol. 2 167pp. 2" diameter open tear on page 81. Large tear to tissue guard for Plate XV, small closed tear on Plate XVI Vol. 3 120pp. Tissue guard for plate XX is loose. Vol. 4 100pp. Plates show a bit more foxing than other volumes. Large tear to tissue guard on Plate XXIX, corner of the plate is chipped. Vol. 5 122pp.Tears to tissue guards for plates XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX is heavily creased, XLI, XLV; few chips to edges of plate XLIII. Vol. 6 102pp. Tears to tissue guards for plate XLVI, plate XLVII is loose. Moderate to heavy spotting of pages in latter half of volume. Vol. 7 138pp. Small open and closed tears pp. 117-124; tissue guard for plate LXIII is wrinkled and torn across most of the page. Moderate spotting to endpapers. Vol. 8 162pp. Closed tear ~4" on page 125, some soiling pp. 160-161 Vol. 9 298pp. A bit of cosmetic damage to spine, foxing to endpapers. 4" closed tear to page 253. Inquire for photos.; Book; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall .

$21000.00

Birds of Cuba
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Birds of Cuba

By Barbour, Thomas

Cambridge, MA: Nuttall Ornithological Club. Very Good. 1923. Hardcover. Published by the first ornithological society in the US. Four plates. Dark green boards are gently rubbed on edges, bookplates from previous owner and a private library. Interior otherwise clean.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$168.75

Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions
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Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions

By Leslie; Jameson; Murray, Hugh

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Fair. 1839. Hardcover. Harper's Stereotype Edition. Gilt on spine indicates No. 67 in the School District Library. Scarce in this edition. Pre-dates acceptance of glacial theories, in one instance suggests sea level change and uplift being a force for moving erratic boulders. Boards are worn on edges, corners curled, dampstains on surfaces, some staining to edges of text block. Previous owner inscriptions on endpapers. Binding in good condition for age.; Book; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall .

$50.00

Between Cattails

By Williams, Terry Tempest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0684183099 . Williams, Terry Tempest. Between Cattails. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1985). First Edition. 4to. Inscribed and signed by author "For you Wendy-In praise of wetlands that sparkle and sing, Terry Tempest Williams". Green covered boards with image of a cattail, black lettering on spine. Good condition. Liquid stain on front board. Crease on front inside page. Stamped with words Not For Resale on title page. Lightly worn pages. Pictorial dust jacket in good condition, with liquid stain on front and back. Soiled edges. Moderate tears and chips along edges. Children's book on the Marshlands, the watery world between cattails, where living things mingle and mix.; Book; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$62.50

Coyote's Canyon
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Coyote's Canyon

By Williams, Terry Tempest;Telford, John

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith. Good with no dust jacket. 1989. Pictorial Wraps. 0879052457 . Good plus copy, front and rear wraps have slight impression of endflaps. Very light rubbing to edges and corners. Interior clean. Signed and inscribed by Terry Tempest Williams to previous owner on half title page; signed and inscribed by John Telford on title page. Interior clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author and Photographer .

$50.00

Beyond Black Bear Lake

By Labastille, Anne

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: W W Norton & Co Inc. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Cloth. 0393023885 . Red and cream boards lightly rubbed along edges, corners sharp. One ink scribbling on first free endpaper, likely covering up a previous price or owner's name, otherwise interior bright and clean. Includes two-page signed personal letter from author to previous owner. Letter describes the hardship of putting down her dog Condor and burying him beside Pitzi. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped, has very light edgewear.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$62.50

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